• Western Cape Butterfly Sanctuary @ Ruiterbosch Lodge
    Gaudy Commodore
  • Common Diadem
    Common Diadem
  • Yellow Pansy
    Yellow Pansy
  • Common Mother-of-Pearl
    Common Mother-of-Pearl
  • Citrus Swallowtail
    Citrus Swallowtail

The Western Cape Butterfly sanctuary (WCBS) - We are Open!

During 2020's hard lockdown with the Corona 19 Pandemic, while watching a wild life program on television; a seed of "What If" was planted within the hearts of the owners of Ruiterbosch Lodge, Louise and Chris Nel.

What if they could create a safe haven for all the beautiful, and sometimes endangered species of butterflies here at their lodge. Before long their Son, Hanlo; went to work by contacting the organization; Conservation of Butterflies in South Africa. And as they say, the rest is history!

We are very proud to welcome you to this unique piece of art which is our sanctuary; that has proven to be a very interesting place to visit for young and old!